Frankly Speaking About Cancer
Making Treatment Decisions
After a cancer diagnosis, people with cancer and their families have to make a number of decisions about treatment. Decisions about cancer treatment are personal, and you need to feel comfortable with your choices. But many people do not know where to start. Learn how to navigate the decision-making process from Ana Rocha, NP and Joseph Greenberg, LCSW of Providence Saint John’s Health Center, by watching their webinar with Cancer Support Community LA.
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Saint John’s Cancer Institute Saint John’s Health Center
Ana Rocha has been a registered nurse (RN) for 15 years, in various settings in oncology. As a Nurse Practitioner, she collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to provide survivorship care in the outpatient setting at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. She is focused on improving quality of life through prevention, surveillance, management of late effects, and psycho-social impact of cancer. Ana’s mission is to be a partner in health, to help each individual achieve their own personal goals for wellness. She seeks to empower each patient as a resource through education and advocacy. She enjoys being an active member of the community by presenting on various health topics. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Clinical Oncology Social Worker at Providence Saint John’s Health Center & John Wayne Cancer Center Clinics
Joseph Greenberg is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked in the field of medical social work since 2013. His clinical interests involve applying modalities of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation techniques and other forms of supportive therapy. He has been apart of the multidisciplinary cancer treatment team at the outpatient cancer clinics at Providence Saint John’s since March of 2018. In that role he provides psychosocial support services to patients and their family members to help individuals cope through diagnosis, the challenges of treatment, and into survivorship.